The weather begins to cool down, the days become a little shorter, and most nights are filled with the sound of cicadas and it typically means that it is back to school time. The beginning of the school year can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and all together scary if you don’t know what to expect. Here … Continue reading Back to School Made Easy!
The Great Sensory Outdoors
Sweet, sweet summertime. It's slipping away! There is so much to love about summer- backyard grill outs, bonfires, the lake, outdoor walks, the pool, the 4th of July, picnics in the park, sunshine, the list goes on and on. But really, it all comes down to the fact that we get to spend more time … Continue reading The Great Sensory Outdoors
Let the Games Begin!
How great were the Olympics?! Like us, you may catch yourself looking for ways to get moving and lead a healthy lifestyle. How can we do this for our children in an easy, interactive, and fun way? The answer? Obstacle courses! Obstacle courses are a therapy favorite as a wide array of skills can be … Continue reading Let the Games Begin!
Hot Day? Water Play!
These warm summer days have us wanting to stay close to that air conditioner! One of my favorite things to do on a hot day is be next to some water, whether that is a pool, lake, or my dog’s pool that he doesn’t love to share. It keeps me cool! The same goes … Continue reading Hot Day? Water Play!
Learn and Play: Following Directions Outside
Everyone loves summertime and being outside, right?! You can’t beat warm sunny days playing outside on the green (or brown) grass! But, when the excitement of summer is in full swing, it can be difficult for children to follow directions.. especially while outside. Incorporating direction following games while playing outside can be helpful in teaching … Continue reading Learn and Play: Following Directions Outside
Neighbors: Activities for the Stuck at Home
The boys have taken a firm stance against worksheets. They say no more. Whatever. We will have little academic learning tomorrow, but it is day 5, and we have all given up on that idea anyways. Today our health lessons were a flop. By 10 am I put on music from movie fight scenes and … Continue reading Neighbors: Activities for the Stuck at Home
Health Activities for the Stuck at Home
And tomorrow we learn about health. Let it be clear. We do not sit down and have school activities. We play. We fight. We get yelled at for fighting and I give them something to do. These are the "somethings" I give them to do. Healthy or Not Healthy Worksheet Dental health Worksheets Yoga for … Continue reading Health Activities for the Stuck at Home
Germs: Preschool and Kindergarten Activities for the Stuck at Home
These blog posts are going to be quick and easy. Expect very little. Tomorrow's theme in our house is germs. Fitting huh? Here are the plans and the links! Scrub letters off an ice cube tray using a home made tooth brush - or use a cotton ball, beacase that is what we have on … Continue reading Germs: Preschool and Kindergarten Activities for the Stuck at Home
Part three of our language in play posts. This week we are going to talk about repetition. So naturally I named it three-peat. Because I love words. Repetition - when done right - should be super annoying. To yourself, to your husband, to any adult in the vicinity - but I promise it won't be … Continue reading Three-peat
Bossy Play is not fun for anyone
I say this to both boys. A lot. "Boys! Bossy fun is not fun for anyone!" It is not. No one likes to be bossed around. Especially when you are trying to do something fun, like playing. Both of my boys respond really well to being bossed around. Gus especially. (Enter sarcasm here). The next few weeks … Continue reading Bossy Play is not fun for anyone